REPORT: CBS On Track To Renew 'B&B,' While ABC Plans to Keep 'GH' Pumping Beyond Year 5-0 - Soap Opera Network
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Corday Productions, Inc.

Corday Productions, Inc.

In a report outlining the tremendous turnaround daytime soap operas have experienced in recent months, following five years of consistent cancellations, which found numerous soaps ending their runs starting with “Passions” in 2008, “Guiding Light” in 2009, “As The World Turns” in 2010, “All My Children” in 2011 and “One Life to Live” in 2012,  is reporting that CBS and ABC are about to forgo another year of fan heartbreak. According to the sites sources, the networks are expected to continue production of “” and “” for the foreseeable future. This news would follow in line with NBC’s recent announcement that it had renewed “” through the next television season (2013-2014).

Bell-Phillip Television Productions

Bell-Phillip Television Productions

In the case of “B&B,” daytime televisions second most watched soap opera is experiencing growth of 6% in total viewers, 14% in Women 25-54 rating and 10% in Women 18-49 rating. CBS only renewed the series through the 2012-2013 television back in November 2010. It’s unknown how long a possible renewal will warrant the series this time around.

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

ABC’s “General Hospital,” long feared to be the next canceled series due its being owned by its airing network, is surging in key categories. The series, currently in its 50th season on television, is up 16% in total viewers and 9% in Women 18-49 and, second only to CBS’ “” in the key women ratings demo.

There’s been no down or upward movement in the Women 25-54 sales demo. “GH” will air its 50th Anniversary episode on Monday, April 1.

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  • Jonathan Williams

    Such great news.

  • Debbie

    I really hope there are no more cancellations of the remaining soaps. I record Days, Y & R and GH everyday and that’s what I watch in the evenings. I really miss OLTL and GL. Cease the cancellations forever!!!!!